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Watch: Sikorsky-Boeing Conduct First Flight Of This Very Unusual Helicopter 

The Sikorsky-Boeing SB-1 Defiant coaxial helicopter completed its first round of flight tests early Thursday morning (March 21) at Sikorsky's West Palm Beach, Florida location. This advanced aircraft, developed by Sikorsky and Boeing, will be...
Topics: Sikorsky, Boeing

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This space-saving ice cube maker can hold up to 120 ice cubes

We all know how frustrating it is to try to find space for multiple ice trays in the freezer. Ice Genie was created to free up that much needed space and to avoid the hassle of filling up conventional ice trays over and over again.Read more...

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Air-Breathing Rocket Engine Promises Future Space Planes

If you are a certain age, you probably remember the promise of supersonic transports. The Concorde took less than 4 hours to go across the Atlantic, but it stopped flying in 2003 and ended commercial supersonic passenger flights  But back in the...

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NASA's Scramble to Blur PHOTOS of Lagging Heavy Rocket Design Baffles Observers

NASA's Space Launch System (SLS) super heavy rocket programme, under development by Boeing since 2011, is already nearly two years behind schedule, with the space agency concerned that it may have to consider the use of commercial rockets for an...
Topics: NASA, Space, Science Photos, Boeing

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Newly-discovered Starry Dwarf Frog is the size of a thumbnail

Scientists just found a new species of frog in India that's the sole member of a mysterious ancient lineage.        
Topics: Scientific Discoveries

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How electricity-eating microbes use electrons to fix carbon dioxide

A phototrophic microbe called Rhodopseudomonas palustris takes up electrons from conductive substances like metal oxides or rust to reduce carbon dioxide.
Topics: Electrons, Carbon Dioxide

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The Mysterious Math of How Cells Determine Their Own Fate

During development, cells seem to use statistics to figure out what identities they should take on.
Topics: Mathematics

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Asteroid Spit Up

The near-Earth asteroid Bennu seems to be ejecting unexpected particles -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
Topics: Asteroids

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Hydrophobicity and effective acid catalysis

Researchers have shown that the tunable hydrophobic nature of dense siloxane gels is strongly correlated with their catalytic activity, explicitly demonstrating how molecules with different hydrophobic nature at the molecular level interact...

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Northern US and Canada will have rare chance to see Northern Lights, forecast says

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's Space Weather Prediction Center suggests that the aurora borealis — or Northern Lights — could be visible as far south as Iowa...
Topics: Aurora

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Radioactive material detected remotely using laser-induced electron avalanche breakdown

Physicists have developed a powerful new method to detect radioactive material. By using an infrared laser beam to induce an electron avalanche breakdown near the material, the new technique can detect shielded material from a distance -- improving...
Topics: Laser, Electrons, Physics

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Chemicals induce dipoles to damp plasmons

A new study discovers a mechanism by which molecules affect the plasmonic response of gold nanorods. The mechanism could be used to enhance applications like catalysis that involve plasmon-driven chemistry.

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SEE IT: Scary Footage from Viking Sky Cruise Ship Emerges, Passenger Evacuation Underway

Passengers awaiting evacuation shared scary footage from aboard Viking Sky cruise ship. On Saturday, the crew issued a mayday call after the ship — located off of Norway’s western coast — faced engine problems due to high waves and...

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Paleontologists report world's biggest Tyrannosaurus rex

Paleontologists have just reported the world's biggest Tyrannosaurus rex and the largest dinosaur skeleton ever found in Canada. The 13-metre-long T. rex, nicknamed 'Scotty,' lived in prehistoric Saskatchewan 66 million years ago.
Topics: Paleontology, Dinosaurs

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This $30 gadget will make packing so much easier

As fun as traveling the world is in theory, it can also be incredibly exhausting. New places are unfamiliar and hard to get around. There are flight and train delays. There's jet lag, and new time zones. And of course, all these problems are only...
Topics: Jet Lag

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Apple Could Launch A Gaming Service On Monday

Apple will be hosting an event this Monday where they are expected to launch its new video streaming service. In addition to video, Apple is also rumored to launch a news and magazine service, but that’s not all. According to a report from...
Topics: Science Videos, Bloomberg

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Geek Trivia: What Is Responsible For That Distinct Post-Rainfall Smell?

What Is Responsible For That Distinct Post-Rainfall Smell? Methanol Ozone Decomposing Leaves GeosminThink you know the answer?
Topics: Ozone

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Magnitude 5.4 Quake Hits Sulawesi in Indonesia – USGS

MOSCOW (Sputnik) - A magnitude 5.4 earthquake struck the Indonesian island of Sulawesi on Sunday, the US Geological Survey (USGS) said.
Topics: Earthquakes, Polls

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NASA’s Mars 2020 rover passes its tests with flying colors

The Mars 2020 rover team has been undertaking a series of tests to see if the craft will be able to launch, navigate, and land on the Red Planet. Called Systems Test 1, or ST1, these tests represent the first test drive of the new rover. The post...
Topics: NASA, Mars Rover Curiosity, Space, Mars

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Space Photos of the Week: True Colors Shining Through

From nebulae to Andromeda to candy-colored Titan, space is full of spring hues.
Topics: Science Photos

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